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Monday, September 23, 2019
Tags: juveniles
New Criminal Procedure Code better protects human rights New Criminal Procedure Code better protects human rights
Though promulgated in 2015, the new Criminal Procedure Code took effect on January 1, 2018, like the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017). This article browses specific changes in the Code designed to better protect human rights and citizens’ rights in criminal proceedings
The 2017 Fisheries Law and the fight against illegal fishing The 2017 Fisheries Law and the fight against illegal fishing
The 2017 Fisheries Law has provided a broad legal framework for enforcement and cooperation with regional countries and fisheries organizations in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This article highlights the Law’s provisions to show Vietnam’s resolve in this fight.
Lenient policy toward juvenile offenders under the new Penal Code Lenient policy toward juvenile offenders under the new Penal Code
Vietnam joined the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child on February 28, 1990, and, like other member states of the Convention, it commits to applying every measure, including legislative measure, to secure the rights of the child. Based on the universal standards, the Vietnamese State has institutionalized leniency policies and narrowed the scope of criminal handling of juvenile offenders in the Penal Codes ever enacted in the country, with a view to applying the best handling measures to them.
New Criminal Procedure Code better protects juveniles New Criminal Procedure Code better protects juveniles
The 2015 Criminal Procedure Code contains many new provisions on the procedure applicable to persons aged under 18 years, serving as the ground for building a separate juvenile justice system that is humane, friendly, respectful and protective in Vietnam. Apart from these progressive points, the Code still has some shortcomings as pointed out by the author at the end of the article.
Broadcasts for juveniles to get financial aid for better quality Broadcasts for juveniles to get financial aid for better quality
A total of VND 18 billion will be poured into an investment project to elevate the quality of radio broadcasting and television programs for juveniles.
Legal documents issued from April 4 thru 10 Legal documents issued from April 4 thru 10
From April 4 thru 10, ten legal documents were issued.
First family and juvenile tribunal formed First family and juvenile tribunal formed
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on April 4 launched the Family and Juvenile Tribunal, the country’s first specialized court for children.
Draft law focuses on childrens rights Draft law focuses on children’s rights
The Law on Child Protection, Care and Education would be revised toward better guaranteeing children’s rights.
Requirements on the founding of juvenile court in Vietnam Requirements on the founding of juvenile court in Vietnam
In reality, the courts, especially at the district level, have not paid due attention to training their judges in adjudicating skills and knowledge for dealing with cases of juvenile crime.
Special court proposed for children Special court proposed for children

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